It's March, which means it's time to start sending out Easter letters to our sponsored kids! For the past couple of years, I've been doing an Easter series on people who were directly involved with the Easter story. This year, I decided to write to my children about Thomas, who became famous for doubting the resurrection of Jesus.
Please feel free to copy this letter and share it with your sponsored children!
By the time this letter reaches you, we will be preparing to celebrate Easter here in (Sponsor's Country), on (date). Today, I want to share one of my favorite stories about Easter with you.
Have you ever learned about Thomas in the Bible? Thomas was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, who followed Him and learned from Him for three years. Thomas actually had two names: one was Thomas, and he was also known as "Didymus" which means "twin". The Bible doesn't tell us the name of Thomas's twin sibling or whether it was a boy or a girl, but we do know that he had one! Thomas also has another, more famous nickname that you may have heard before - he is often called "Doubting Thomas". Do you have a nickname? How did you get it?
After Jesus died on the cross, He rose from the dead three days later. A little while after that, He appeared to a group of his disciples and they were so glad and excited to see Him! Thomas, however, wasn't with the rest of the disciples that day. Maybe he was spending time with his family, or maybe he had some work to do. When he returned, he was greeted with noise, shouts, dancing and singing from the rest of the disciples. "Jesus is alive! We have seen Him with our own eyes!"
Happy Easter! I love you very much!
Your friend, (Sponsor's Name)